Some children love reading while others have less interest, or would rather do other things. This is completely normal and can be worked around. We know that we want our children to read. It is beneficial for so many reasons. Finding ways to encourage our less interested children can be difficult, but there are options. This printable Reading Challenge & Bookmark set is a winner in our home!
Printable Reading Challenge & Bookmarks
Reading challenges in general can help motivate children to read. They are an extra incentive, and sometimes we all need a little extra boost. Reading challenges can help children read when they may otherwise choose something different or help them focus while they are reading. This specific reading challenge will help children possibly read something different, something they aren’t used to reading.
Reading challenges can be given to children by parents or can be used by a school or public library too. This is fun for everyone. Whether you give prizes for completion or if the prize is completion itself, this is a fun challenge.
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This specific challenge has a bingo type board with a variety of different ideas on it. This could be the type of book to read, who to read to or even where to read. Some examples are read a book outside, read to your pet, read in a comfy chair, or read a mystery book.
We also included a page of matching bookmarks. Some of us use a torn piece of paper or dog ear the book page, a bookmark is not required but it is so much fun! These bookmarks are really cute and can help children be excited about picking up their book.
Prepping this reading challenge and the bookmarks is super easy. You could simple print the pages off and then cut the bookmarks apart. Children can mark off the squares with a marker or pen and that is it. Simple enough.
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If you want to use the reading challenge over and over, you could laminate the challenge page and bookmarks too. This would help keep it nice for multiple uses. Children can mark off the squares with a dry erase marker.
This challenge will help children, even reluctant children, want to read. Continuous reading helps strengthen so many skills for kids including creativity, literacy, and so much more. Try out this challenge!